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Saturday, June 16th 2018

OPA Addiction 101 Day

Wiplove Lamba, Alexander Caudarella, Anees Bahji, Tim Guimond, and Suzanne Turner
presented by Ontario Psychiatric Association

Join us for a day for skill building for health care providers working with patients who use substances. The focus will be on addiction pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions. The format will be didactic presentations and small group experiential exercise. The medications covered will include buprenorphine/naloxone and anti-craving medications for alcohol. The psychosocial interventions will include evidence based behavioural approaches to substance use disorders.

Wiplove Lamba, MD, FRCPC, Dip ABAM, ISAM(C)
Alexander Caudarella, MD, CCFP Family Practice
Anees Bahji, MD, Psychiatry resident
Tim Guimond, MD, FRCPC
Suzanne Turner, MD, CCFP, Dip ABAM


8:30 am

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
9:15 am - 10:30 am Session I: General Approach to the Patient
10:30 am - 10:45 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am Session II: Addiction pharmacotherapy 101
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Small group cases
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Luncheon. Networking time and Community of Practice Strategizing Time
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Session III: Psychosocial Interventions 101 (Intro to MI and DBT)
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Refreshment Break
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Session IV: Practice Exercises including Behavioural Chain Analysis

3:45 pm Closing Remarks and Conclusion
Learning Objectives:
Upon attending the conference, participants will be able to

• Identify, assess, and manage opiate and alcohol use disorders, both in withdrawal and maintenance phases.
• Identify and determine appropriate psychosocial interventions and describe dialectical behavior therapy for substance use in detail.
• Develop a learning plan to increase proficiency in assessing and managing patients with substance use disorder

The Ontario Psychiatric Association’s group learning activity, OPA Addiction 101 Day (June 16, 2018), has been approved for Section 1 of the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification program. Accordingly, participants may earn 1 credit per hour of attendance at the accredited sessions, for the maximum of 5 hours.

“This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone.”

« La présente activité est une activité d'apprentissage collectif agréée (section 1), au sens que lui donne le programme du Maintien du certificat du Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada; elle a été approuvée par l'Association des psychiatres du Canada. Les opinions et le contenu spécifiques de cette activité ne sont pas nécessairement ceux de l'APC, et sont la responsabilité exclusive de l'organisateur ou des organisateurs. »

The Ontario Psychiatric Association’s group learning program, OPA Addiction 101 Day (June 16, 2018), has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 5 Mainpro+ credits (ID-187760).



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